The Kansas Attorney General's Office is handling two first-degree murder cases from 2010 in Barton County District Court. But while the capital murder case against Adam Joseph Longoria continues to grab headlines, less is known about the first-degree murder case against Shawn Ney. Both cases are in pre-trial stages. Longoria is charged with murdering 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt on or about Aug. 21, 2010, after attempting to rape her. ...
When looking at gas prices statewide, Great Bend falls about in the middle of the pack, according to the gasoline price website KansasGasPrices.com.
The city of Hoisington has lifted the water emergency at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon that had been declared earlier in the day.
Barton County was able to make important improvements to a vital north-south rural road with the help of state transportation funding, and now it will attempt to do so again.
Continuing a modest fluctuation, the July unemployment rate in Kansas rose to 6.8 percent from 6.7 percent in June, but was down from 7.0 percent in July a year ago, the Kansas Department of Labor reported Thursday.
"Love u." "Love and miss you." "We love you sweet babygirl." "A big hug for you from mom." These were among the balloon-borne messages lofted into the golden dusk sky above Great Bend Cemetery North Sunday night. It was an evening filled with hugs, tears and laughter as family and friends of the slain Alicia DeBolt marked the first anniversary of the 14-year-old's disappearance. "Look upon us with favor as we remember the life and ...
The deal that the city of Great Bend has with its airport operations team is good enough that Airport Manager Martin Miller wanted to see the deal extended. And the Great Bend City Council agreed with him, approving a five year agreement with Centerline Aviation to operate as the Fixed Base Operator for Great Bend Municipal Airport.
HOISINGTON - For 115 years and with the theme of "There's No Place Like Home," Hoisington will once again celebrate Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-5 with a full round of activities. The city of Hoisington is also celebrating its 125th birthday.
Friends of the four-footed variety cooled off, swam, played on the grass and chased balls at the 2nd annual Bark in the Water Park at the Great Bend Aquatic Center. With tails wagging and perked ears, their joy was evident with their day of sunbathing and swimming. The pool has already been closed to humans, but dogs were allowed prior to its draining. Organizer Mindy Hickel expected 140-150 dogs to show up ...
• DeBolt leaves her house at 910 Stone St. in Great Bend at about 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, to go to a party with a 19-year-old male friend.
Jury selection in Barton County starts with a list of driver license records from the Kansas Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles, consisting of regular and commercial license holders in local zip codes. Mary Gaston, Clerk of the District Court of Barton County, explains this procedure is outlined by state law. Gaston's explanation of how juries are selected was released at the request of attorneys defending Adam Longoria. Motions and ...
One year after the death of Alicia DeBolt, family members are planning to honor the memory of the Great Bend teenager by releasing message-laden balloons. Sunday marks the anniversary of the night Alicia disappeared, just days before she was scheduled to start her freshman year at Great Bend High School. Her sister, Dawn DeBolt, has posted a message on the Great Bend Tribune's Facebook page, inviting the public to ...
Barton County may seem a lot tamer than the wilderness areas of the Rocky Mountains, but it still has recreation areas where people can get hurt and where it can be difficult for emergency personnel to reach, and that is why Great Bend city departments are seeking grant help to purchase equipment that will help in those instances.
Barton Community College employees will have the opportunity to walk a mile in the shoes of a professional artist at the opening reception for the BCC Faculty and Staff Exhibition at the Shafer Gallery from 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Musical ambience will be performed by Karole Erikson as a part of the Robert Keenan Memorial Music Series.
The hiring of Barton Community College's head women's basketball coach became official Thursday when the college's Board of Trustees approved new employees. Darin Spence has been on the job for several days, and BCC Athletic Director Trevor Rolfs acknowledged the appointment two weeks ago, "pending board approval on Aug. 18." It isn't unusual for new employees at the college to start getting organized before their contract is approved. Barton President ...
The new head librarian in the Children's Department at Great Bend Public Library is no stranger to children who visit the area regularly. Amanda Moran-Jones joined the staff two years ago as the assistant children's librarian and was promoted to the head children's librarian with the departure of Eric Coulbourne.
The momentum has been gathering for the past five years and now MyTown wants to look at new downtown possibilities.
First, it involved trips to Wichita. Then, things got a little better when the site was switched to Hays. But now things are a whole lot better for Hugh Steadman because he receives a lot of his health care just a few minutes from home. The 88-year-old Great Bend man participates in Project ARCH, a federal program that allows veterans to receive some health care at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. ARCH stands for ...
Great Bend High School once again took making a gingerbread house to a whole new level this month.
Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington could hardly contain himself Thursday afternoon. He had just gotten word from the Kansas Department of Commerce that the city's application for a Rural Housing Incentive District had been approved.
Dennis Neeland, operation manager at Great Bend Co-op, spoke Tuesday with The Tribune about a new elevator the company is building at Boyd, west of Hoisington.
At about 5 a.m. Wednesday, a large portion of the southwest corner of the old opera house at Williams and Forest collapsed.
As Kansans prepared for Christmas travel, the average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.96 per gallon over the weekend, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.21.
Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington advised the City Council Monday night that the Kansas City property developer wanting to build a new subsidized apartment complex in Great Bend is still interested in the project.
The good news is that the City of Great Bend has received two proposals for air service under the Essential Air Service program. The bad news is that city officials have only until Jan. 13 to make comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation on the competing plans.
Three rollover accidents were reported Monday in Barton County, and a Sterling couple was injured Tuesday in Reno County.
Editor's note: This story has been updated from a version originally published on the website which listed an address on Holland St. This clarifies the arrest was not at the residence.
STAFFORD COUNTY - Christmas Miracle Village is Stafford County's shining light, a glow on the flat prairie.
At the December school board meeting Monday evening, USD 428 Director of Curriculum John Popp presented the 2013 Kansas Communities that Care survey results. They provide a picture of how students in the district feel the community and schools are doing in addressing serious issues like drug and alcohol use and abuse and bullying in schools. Board members learned students in the district had more struggles with the prevalence of drugs and alcohol than the ...
Due to higher-than-expected revenue in 2013, amendments to the county's noxious weed and 911 emergency telephone tax funds were approved by the Barton County Commission Monday morning. The approval followed a budget amendment hearing held prior to the meeting.